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Mexico's Roman Catholic hierarchy and exorcism, vs. New Age and traditional healers

by Diane Vera

Copyright © 2006 by Diane Vera. All rights reserved.

Among Christians - including Roman Catholics - there has been a quite a growth in the popularity of exorcism these past several decades. (See my page about Exorcism, "spiritual warfare," and anti-occultism.) And, among Christians - including Catholics - an increased emphasis on demons and exorcism leads inevitably to an increased fear of all non-Christian spiritual practices. For example, in Mexico:

Mexico is also the birthplace of the Legion of Christ, a controversial conservative religious order which runs the Pontifical Academy "Regina Apostolorum," at which the Vatican's course on "Satanism and exorcism" is being taught. (For more information, see my collection of links about the Legion of Christ in the section on Exorcism, the Vatican, and the current Italian Satanic panic on my page about Exorcism, "spiritual warfare," and anti-occultism.)

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